Keller ISD officials are preparing for the fall 2021 opening of the district’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH campus.

District officials announced May 15 that Tracy Arsenault will serve as principal of the new P-TECH campus beginning July 1. Arsenault most recently served as principal of Vista Ridge Middle School for two years, according to a district news release.

“Tracy’s cheerful attitude and magnetic personality are qualities we value in our district leaders," KISD area superintendent Lindsay Anderson said in the release. “She is student-centered and develops close, personal connections with each student in the building, which is vital to the success of a P-TECH campus.”

Arsenault holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Texas A&M University and earned a master’s in educational administration from Lamar University.

The district first announced March 5 plans to open a P-TECH campus by fall 2021.

The P-TECH high school program will allow KISD students to earn a high school diploma while at the same time gaining enough industry-related work experience to obtain an industry-recognized associate degree.

KISD will focus primarily on a health care pathway, according to a district news release. The new P-TECH campus will offer certificates from Tarrant County College for paramedics, surgical technicians and registered nurses.

The P-TECH pathway will be available to all KISD students through an application process. In addition, P-TECH will allow students to graduate while meeting Texas Education Agency requirements and earning up to 60 college credit hours.

The new P-TECH program will take place at the current Chisholm Trail Intermediate School, according to the release. Chisholm Trail is expected to close by May 2021, and Fossil Hill Middle School will be converted into a sixth- to eighth-grade campus for the 2021-22 school year.

“I am thrilled [Arsenault] will be leading this program and look forward to the positive impact she will continue to have on the students of Keller ISD,” Anderson said.